Malta, New York

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Malta is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The town is in the central part of the county and is south of Saratoga Springs. The population was 13,005 at the 2000 census.

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History

The town was first settled before 1865.

The town was created in 1802 from part of the Town of Stillwater. More territory was gained from the Town of Saratoga in 1805.

In 1969, the community of Round Lake became an incorporated village within the town.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.4 square miles (81.2 km²), of which, 28.0 square miles (72.6 km²) of it is land and 3.4 square miles (8.7 km²) of it (10.71%) is water.

Part of the east town line is marked by Saratoga Lake. The Kayaderosseras Creek marks the north town line.

Exit 12 of Interstate 87 ("The Adirondack Northway," or simply "The Northway") and US Route 9 pass up the west side of the town. New York State Route 9P is a short highway in the eastern part of the town. New York State Route 67 is a highway, partly conjoined with US-9, in the south part of Malta.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 13,005 people, 5,295 households, and 3,537 families residing in the town. The population density was 464.2 people per square mile (179.2/km²). There were 5,754 housing units at an average density of 205.4/sq mi (79.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.24% White, 1.08% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

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